Two months have passed since our last update so we’ve got a lot of catching up to do!! In July and August we have seen so many blessings from God in our lives and in the ministry.
Pic: El Junco continued. All of this to say, compared to our initial estimate for drilling a well, the costs have increased dramatically! We still don’t know how much the exact cost will be yet. According to the geologist, we may need to drill up to 300 feet to reach water. This would cost around $9,000. Added to that are the drilling permits of $1,800, the geological survey was $500, and the El Junco government documents are $1,500. So in total we are looking at possibly spending $12,000 for this well! We want to be above reproach as we work through this process and so we will not offer a bribe to lower the government fees, which means we will go the long route. Pray that God would go before us as we complete each step of the process.
*Just a note for those who would like to donate for the El Junco well project. Please note on your donation that it is designated for the “water well project.” Our mission agency is now separating those funds so that they will take a smaller percentage of the donation and more funds will be allocated directly for the well.
For the new believers these past couple months!
For the partnerships with other ministries that help expand our outreach!
For His protection during trips to the communities! Job had an eventful drive home one afternoon when returning from a community. A police truck with 8 men fully armed in raid gear blocked the dirt road in front of him, jumped out, and immediately surrounded his vehicle. They asked if he was carrying a gun, searched the entire truck, and were speaking in code as they spent a good 10 minutes interrogating him, trying to determine if he was who they were looking for. Apparently our Nissan pickup looks similar to one they are looking for!
Pray to God:
For these new believers. That their love for God and their faith in Christ would grow deeper each day.
For the ministries that God has entrusted to us. That we would always be planting the seed of His Word and that the Holy Spirit works in the hearts of the people.
For El Junco. That God would go before us as we begin fulfilling the government requirements. That God would give us patience as this may be a very long process. That God would continue to provide the finances to drill the well.
Thank you for praying with and for us. Your part is GREATLY appreciated!